Suzuki introduced the first stripped-down Bandit (the GSF 1200) in 1995. Created for long, relaxing rides, the GSF 1200 featured an air and oil-cooled 1,156cc four-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve engine producing 98 horsepower at 8,500 rpm, and 96.1 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Just one year later, Suzuki saw fit to ratchet back the torque to 90.7 Nm at 4,500 rpm, but with the addition of a half-fairing and windscreen, the Bandit was suddenly reborn as a full sport-tourer. In 2006, the engine was retooled to meet Euro 3 regulations, and upgraded to 1,255cc. Suzuki utilized this opportunity boost the Bandit’s torque, increasing displacement in order to generate 90 foot lbs of torque around 3,000 rpm, and well over 100 hp in the middle of the rev range.